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Obituary: Kathryn J. Graham, Columbus

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Kathryn J. Graham, 76, of Seventh Street, died at 11:34 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Care Facility.

She was born in Elizabethtown, March 12, 1936, the daughter of the late Curtis Elmer and Etta Marie Derringer Purdue. She married Orville E. Graham on June 28, 1957.

Kathryn enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially playing cards with her family and playing video games with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed going to the casino.

Kathryn is survived by her son, Curtis (Debbie) Graham of Columbus; daughters, Mary (Darrel) Withers of Columbus and Brenda Perry of Columbus; grandchildren, Debbie, Rick, Tammy and Annetta Perry and Kris Withers; a sister, Caroline (Melvin) Roberts of Columbus; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Orville, on April 7, 2004; her father, Curtis Elmer Purdue; her mother, Etta Marie Derringer Purdue Foster; her stepfather, Charles Foster; four great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Richard Perry.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Ancel Harden officiating. Burial was at Garland Brook Cemetery.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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